Early Parenting Support

Tresillian Family Care Centres is Australia’s largest Early Parenting Service offering professional advice, education and guidance to families with a baby, toddler or pre-schooler.

Tresillian has helped generations of parents over the last 100 years providing reassurance and support with:
  • Settling baby & sleep difficulties
  • Breastfeeding & bottle-feeding
  • Introducing solids
  • Multiple babies
  • Understanding baby’s cues
  • Toddler Behaviour
  • Parental emotional & psychological well-being  (ie stress, anxiety)

Tresillian’s Help Services

Tresillian has 12 Family Care Centres across New South Wales along with a Tresillian 2U mobile early parenting van operating on the mid north coast of NSW. 

Programs include Day Services, where families visit a Tresillian Centre for a morning/afternoon or receive a visit from a Tresillian Nurse at home. These services are located in Sydney at Canterbury, Wollstonecraft and Nepean and in rural areas, at Albury Wodonga, Broken Hill, Dubbo, Coffs Harbour, Taree, Queanbeyan, Lismore and Wagga Wagga.  

In metropolitan Sydney, Tresillian also has three inpatient Residential Units located at Willoughby, Canterbury and Nepean and in regional NSW, on the Mid North Coast at Macksville.  In the ACT, a Tresillian residential unit is located at the QEII Family Centre in Curtin.  Families live in for 4-nights/5-days and receive specialist advice and support with their particular parenting issue.

A Referral from a GP or Child & Family Health Nurse is required for admission to Day Services and Tresillian Residential.

Tresillian’s Parent’s Help Line

Professional advice from a Tresillian Nurse

1300 272 736

Available 7 days



Tresillian’s Parent’s Help Line is free. Day Services and Residential admissions are covered by Medicare/Private Health Fund.

Tresillian’s Social Impact

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Commonly asked questions

  • Can I book myself into Tresillian?

    You can either visit a health professional such as your Child and Family Health Nurse or GP; or you can call the Tresillian Parent Helpline on 1300 272 736 (7am – 11pm) for a referral to one of Tresillian’s Day Services or Residential Services. Once Tresillian has received your referral you will receive a text message advising contact details to arrange your booking.

  • How much does it cost?

    Day Services are covered by Medicare. Residential Services are covered by Medicare and/or your family’s private health fund. If both parents stay overnight one parent is a boarder and an accommodation/meals charge applies per day. You will be advised of the current rate prior to your admission.